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Dean sls futminnaProfessor Olamide Falusi the pioneer and current Dean of the School of Life Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria, is a staff of the Department of Biological Sciences. He was born in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State. He is a Professor of Plant Genetics (Cytogenetics) and Breeding. Prof. Falusi was former head of the Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna between 2006 and 2010. He was also a visiting Professor at the National Biotechnology Development Agency Abuja, Nigeria between 2012 and 2014. His research focuses on the genetic improvement of indigenous economic crops in Nigeria. He has supervised several students’ projects at all levels and served in many committees. He is a team leader in the University research collaboration with the University of Mississippi USA and the University of Johanesburg, South Africa. Through the Tetfund research grants, he has produced several Doctorate degree students and several MTech degrees students. He has published several articles emanating from results of his research in various International and National Journals. He also authored and co-authored 5 books on Cell Biology and Plant Genetics and served as Editor of several local and International journals.